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Solved How can I cleanup my modern apps to only preinstalled?


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When I first got Windows 8, I was like a kid in a candy store downloading way too many modern apps. Many of these early modern apps are no longer working. Another side effect is that newly installed modern apps no longer have tiles created on the modern desktop as if these is no more space available.

I want to clean up these obsolete apps en mass. I want them off my machine and off of my list of modern apps attached to my Microsoft-ID so they don't reappear.

I am willing to have ALL of my modern apps removed, and reset to only those that come preinstalled. I am more mature and believe I can use more discretion on modern apps I download moving forward.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WIndows 8 Pro


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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP ENVY 17-1150eg
    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    50 MB VDSL
    Maxthon 3.5.2., IE11
    Windows Defender 4.3.9431.0
    Other Info
    Windows in English, additional user accounts in Finnish, German and Swedish.

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